systemic lupus erythematosus, a chronic inflammatory autoimmune condition in which antibodies are produced against self-antigens (particularly nuclear proteins), causes widespread damage to multiple organs and tissues
the apparent “fusion” of erythrocytes seen above is one of the many pathological features of this disease
the malar, or “butterfly”, rash across the bridge of the nose and onto the cheekbones is another (well-known) characteristic of lupus
credit: Armen Y Gasparyan, Cell Picture Show, Cell
The yurt compound of William Coperthwaite near Machiasport, Maine.
No one alive has done more to promote yurts than Bill Coperthwaite. Coming across the style in a 1962 National Geographic article, he recognized in the yurt a construction method so simple and durable, that almost anyone, regardless of skill or budget, could build their own home. He’s spent the last 4 decades living off-grid, lecturing, selling plans, and leading hundreds of yurt building workshops around the globe.
Read more on Bill’s life and philosophy in his book: A Handmade Life.
Photographs by the exceptional A. William Frederick.